Sonoma County nonprofits announce major fundraising events for 2018

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Fundraisers provide the primary cash flow for many Sonoma County nonprofit organizations. Here’s a list of 2018’s major events sponsored by local agencies.


Feb. 3: Bourbon, Bacon and Beer Speakeasy Party, benefiting Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels,

Feb. 3: Sonoma County Farm Bureau Crab & Wine Fest,

Feb. 4: “The Big Game,” benefiting Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels,

Feb. 9: Make Kids Smile Again Awards Dinner at Vintner’s Inn, PDI Surgery Center,

Feb. 24: Desserts, Purses and Cocktails, supports the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County,;


March 3: Give Me Shelter, Healdsburg Center for the Animals,

March 4: Red Carpet Evening to benefit the Alexander Valley Film Society.

March 4: Academy Night at Rialto Cinemas, Food For Thought,

March 31: Who’s Got The Chop’s Lip Sync Battle, Luther Burbank Center, Chops Teen Center,


April 7: Dancing with the Stars and Stripes, Sonoma Country Day School Jackson Theater,

April 7: The Art of Dessert, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts education programs,

April 13: Wine, Women and Cheese at Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, YWCA Sonoma County,

April 14: Reading Between the Vines at Jordan Winery, United Way of Wine Country,

April 14: SAY Soiree, Social Advocates for Youth,

April 21: Evening with the All-Stars Gala, Hanna Boys Center,

April 21: Quaker Tea, benefits Friends House,

April 21: Healdsburg/Geyserville Dinner & Auction, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma County,

April 27: Real Heroes Breakfast at Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Red Cross, 707-577-7600.

April 28: 10,000 Degrees of Opportunity Gala, benefits scholarship funds,

April 28: Human Race, benefits many nonprofits.;

April 28: Empty Bowls dinner and auction, Redwood Empire Food Bank,


May 5: Meals on Wheels Derby Day, Council on Aging,

May 11: Go Red for Women, American Heart Association,

May 17: Keegan Leadership Series, Memorial Hospital,

TBA: Resorts in Bloom Garden Tour, West County Health Centers,


June 1-17: Sonoma Wine Country Games, Council on Aging,

June 8: Annual Golf Tournament, Sonoma County Farm Bureau Ag Programs,

TBA: Roasters 2 Roasters Benefit Walk/Run, Green Acre Homes and School,

June 9: Beerfest: The Good One, Face to Face, or

June 9: Annual Gala, Becoming Independent,

June 23: Wine, Women and Shoes, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County,


July 12: Love of the Land, Sonoma County Farm Bureau,


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Aug. 10: Wags, Whiskers & Wine, Sonoma Humane Society,

Aug. 18: Harvest of the Heart, Ceres Community Project,

Aug. 25: Red and White Ball, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation,


Sept. 6: Be Great Golf Challenge, benefits Windsor Boys & Girls Clubs,

Sept. 15: Art for Life, Face to Face, or

Sept. 23: North Bay Heart Walk, American Heart Association,

Sept. 29: 40th anniversary Gala, PEP Housing,

TBA: Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Invitational Golf Tournament, Greenacre Homes and School,


Oct 20: Back to the Future, Chop’s Teen Center,

Oct. 18-21: Alexander Valley Film Festival in Cloverdale, Geyserville and Healdsburg, to benefit Alexander Valley Film Society.

Oct. 21: Pinot on the River, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs,

Oct. 28: Carousel Fund Run at Ellis Creek, Petaluma’s Carousel Fund,

TBA: Catwalk for a Cure, North Bay Womens Health Center,

TBA: Royal High Roller Motorcycle Run, Green Acre Homes and School,


Nov. 17: Holiday Faire, benefits Friends House,

Nov. 29: Dining Out For Life, Food for Thought,

TBA: Casino Night, Cloverdale Arts Alliance,


Dec. 6-9: Light Up A Life, Hospice events in Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Oakmont,

Dec. 31: 10th annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, Petaluma Museum,

Dec. 31: Bubble Ball New Year’s Eve Gala, Green Acre Homes and School,

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